Special Weather Statement

Published 09/27 2016 12:00PM

Updated 09/27 2016 12:00PM

Issued at: 09/27/2016 11:55:00 AM CDT
Expires on: 09/27/2016 5:30:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Rock Island IAZ063>068-076>078-087>089-098-099-ILZ009-015>018-024>026-034-035- MOZ009-010-272230- IOWA-JOHNSON-CEDAR-CLINTON-MUSCATINE-SCOTT-KEOKUK-WASHINGTON- LOUISA-JEFFERSON-HENRY IA-DES MOINES-VAN BUREN-LEE-WHITESIDE- ROCK ISLAND-HENRY IL-BUREAU-PUTNAM-MERCER-HENDERSON-WARREN- HANCOCK-MCDONOUGH-SCOTLAND-CLARK- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARENGO...IOWA CITY...TIPTON... CLINTON...MUSCATINE...DAVENPORT...BETTENDORF...SIGOURNEY... WASHINGTON...WAPELLO...FAIRFIELD...MOUNT PLEASANT...BURLINGTON... KEOSAUQUA...FORT MADISON...STERLING...MOLINE...ROCK ISLAND... GENESEO...PRINCETON...HENNEPIN...ALEDO...OQUAWKA...MONMOUTH... CARTHAGE...MACOMB...MEMPHIS...KAHOKA 1155 AM CDT TUE SEP 27 2016 ...VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR AGRICULTURE FIELD FIRES THIS AFTERNOON... LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH...AND NEARLY CURED AGRICULTURAL FIELDS WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON. IF AN AGRICULTURAL FIELD WERE TO CATCH FIRE...WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE SUCH THAT THE FIRES COULD SPREAD QUICKLY. THESE GUSTY WINDS WILL DIMINISH BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. $$